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While anyone can get sick, the elderly and those with underlying conditions like diabetes or heart disease are more at risk of getting seriously ill.
“Albertans have faced COVID-19 like they do any other obstacle – head on, with courage and determination. Our government will continue to provide unprecedented support to vulnerable groups, but we need everyone to act responsibly and encourage others to do the same. Simple actions save lives, so let’s continue to play our part, “said Prime Minister Jason Kenney in a press release on Saturday.
Health Minister Tyler Shandro said COVID-19 is still a risk in Alberta and the province is putting in place supports to protect vulnerable people, such as those living in long-term care facilities duration.
Health Canada has confirmed 102,794 cases of the disease and 8,508 people died across the country on Saturday. Globally, the World Health Organization has reported 491,128 deaths and 9,653,048 confirmed cases.